- Fluttershy finally standing up to Rainbow Dash and declaring she is neither Rainbow's pet nor her property.
- Rainbow getting her Element by staying true to her loyalty, rescuing both Twilight and Fluttershy from certain doom.
- Sunset's cameo, before revealing she has some form of magic.
- Pinkie Pie's very astute observation on qualifications for friendship, summing them up in two words.Respect and Happiness: Respect their tastes, their beliefs, even their flaws, just like they have to respect yours. And always make your friends happy, but in a way that doesn't offend others or yourself.
- Trixie actually resisting Discord's mind control on her own.
- Trixie defeating Twilight in their duel by redirecting her own attack at her.
Awesome / Friendship Is Magic